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PelicanCorp was proud to support the CCGA 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium
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It was great seeing everyone in Niagara Falls, Ontario at CCGA19! There is no better venue to connect with damage prevention industry professionals, exchange ideas and expand knowledge on the protection of essential infrastructure in Canada and beyond. Thanks to all who connected with our team during the 3-day event. Congratulations to the trip giveaway winner, Jason Kostiw of TC Energy heading to the 2020 CGA Expo in Palm Springs!  
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Upcoming Events

Safety and Health Week, also known as North America Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), is from May 5 to 11. The goal of Occupational Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Visit for more information and for resources to help promote Safety and Health Week.


Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that aims to help Canadians learn how to prepare for, and protect themselves and their families during, emergencies.


The Trenchless Technology Road Show in Richmond, B.C. will take place May 6 to 8 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

The show provides technical presentations and exhibits to demonstrate the latest advances in trenchless technology. Moreover, there are three pre-event technical workshops on May 6. Topics covered include methods and materials for planning, design, installation, assessment and management of water and wastewater systems.

National Public Works Week, celebrated in Canada and the U.S., honours those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services. The main goal of Public Works Week is to educate the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects in their communities.


Solar Canada Conference & Exposition
May 8 to 9, 2019
BMO Centre
Calgary, Alberta

May 13 to 15, 2019
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, North Building
Calgary, Alberta

Canada North Resources Expo
May 24 to 25, 2019
CN Centre
Prince George, British Columbia

CommTech Show West
May 28 to 30, 2019
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Global Petroleum Show
June 11 to 13, 2019
Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta

Air and Waste Management Association Conference & Exhibition
June 25 to 28, 2019
Québec City Convention Centre

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Since 1978, we've delivered projects safely, on time and on budget. Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy. In addition, Valard is head of the Valard Group of Companies, and part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to take on any utility project, any size, any complexity, any place.
National News

Source: Global News |

An explosion from a gas leak in Durham, North Carolina last month killed one person, injured 17 others, completely destroyed a two-story building and severely damaged several adjacent buildings.

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Membership News

TransCanada would like to recognize youth from not-for-profit organizations for committing to safe digging practices when undergoing improvement projects in their communities. TransCanada’s goal is to teach the next generation the importance of calling/clicking before digging.
The Youth Energy Safe Award can be earned by submitting a completed application form and a W-9 form. Once received, the application will be reviewed and could be eligible for a charitable grant of $1,000.

TransCanada souhaite souligner les efforts des jeunes issus d’organisations à but non lucratif qui s’engagent dans des pratiques d’excavation sûres. L'objectif de TransCanada est d’enseigner à la nouvelle génération l’importance d’appeler/de cliquer avant de creuser.
Pour être éligible au prix Sécuri Jeunes Énergie, soumettre le formulaire de demande rempli et un formulaire W-9. Une fois la demande reçue, elle sera examinée et pourrait être admissible à une subvention caritative de 1 000 $.


Source: CAPULC |

The Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors (CAPULC) just wrapped up its 2019 Safety Conference, which included the association's very first Locate Rodeo! The event was held April 17 and 18 at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta. It was a big success and had excellent attendance from a diverse group of people in the industry throughout Canada.



To coincide with Dig Safe Month, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) launched an information brochure Preventing Damage to Pipelines During Agricultural Activities. Its purpose is to share knowledge about safe digging with operators in the agricultural industry.


Source: ABCGA |

A new ticket type will be introduced to the new one-call software in Western Canada on May 5, 2019. The Business Rule Alignment Group is working with PelicanCorp to develop a new Large Area Projects ticket type in order to resolve issues related to dig-site size restrictions.

Source: Before You Dig

Before You Dig Partners is hosting a free weekly webinar series that reviews the recent software changes for BC One Call, Alberta One-Call Corp. and Click Before You Dig MB. These webinars are held each Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT, and will run until May 30.

To register, visit the Before You Dig Partners Webinar page.

Association News

Be a part of Canada's unified damage prevention voice at this event that attracts members from the many Canadian organizations and associations who share the responsibility of damage prevention and public safety solutions. This is an excellent opportunity to network with peers across Canada and share knowledge and ideas.

Cet événement mettra l’accent sur les enjeux cruciaux propres aux parties prenantes canadiennes. Ce sera l’occasion idéale de faire du réseautage avec vos homologues de partout au Canada pour partager des idées et des connaissances communes.

Regional Partners

Source: InfoEx |

This CIRANO study aims to understand the risks to which workers are exposed in order to better adapt awareness-raising efforts and better target prevention measures. This demonstrates that damages to underground infrastructure create significant hazards for workers exposed to it.

De : Info-Excavation |

Cette étude du CIRANO vise à comprendre les risques auxquels sont exposés les travailleurs afin de mieux adapter les efforts de sensibilisation et de mieux cibler les mesures de prévention. Celle-ci démontre que les bris d’infrastructures souterraines engendrent d’importants dangers pour les travailleurs qui y sont exposés.


Source: ORCGA |

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) has been collecting underground damage data since 2005 to better understand the root causes that lead to these events and to develop and target public awareness plans to minimize the risk of future events.


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